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Nov 23rd, 2016

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Vegan Christmas Cake

I made a vegan Christmas cake for my sister-in-law V last year and it did not turn out well (in fact that was the theme with all my Christmas cakes last year). I can’t remember what recipe I used, but it came from one of those rather dismal vegan sites which start off by soaking […]

Sep 11th, 2016

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Wedding Cake

My sister-in-law V is getting married next month and I have volunteered to make the wedding cake. This is a bit of a challenge, because not only is V a vegan, but her fiancé A doesn’t eat carbohydrate. Try as I might, I cannot create anything which has any resemblance to a proper cake and […]

Aug 7th, 2016

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Birthday Cake

I made J a birthday cake – this was what the lemon curd was for, but I didn’t want to say in my article before because he reads this blog and I wanted the cake to be a surprise. J is a big fan of Qonqr – which is a location based mobile phone wargame […]

Apr 27th, 2016

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Happy Birthday Mum

I  made my Mum a special meal for her birthday today.  We had brown shimps with bread and butter, a seafood ‘melange’ (monkfish and assorted seafood in a tomato sauce topped with cheese), and a rather nice (even if I say so myself) chocolate and raspberry cake.   Back to home and the healthy regime […]

Mar 24th, 2016

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R and I are off to Dumfries and Galloway to see my parents over Easter. I love baking but I am constantly trying to be healthy and not to put weight on, so I am not so fond of eating the results (or rather I am but I would rather not), so I always bake […]

Dec 20th, 2015

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Tree, presents, cake

That is my tree all decorated and the presents wrapped. I also got my Christmas cake iced. The ready made fondant icing you can get these days really is a boon to people like me who are useless at icing cakes. When I was a child it was always royal icing which was exceeding difficult […]

Nov 29th, 2015

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Christmas Preparations

I started my Christmas preparations yesterday by making my cake. I’ve a rather temperamental oven which I inherited from the former owner of the house (unfortunately it is one of those ‘too good to bin’ things as I think it would have been very expensive) and it tends to run very hot. In my previous […]